Multiple Conservative MPs have announced they will not stand in the next general election.
Why it matters
The announcement of Conservative MPs not standing in the next general election is significant as it reflects the current political landscape and the commanding poll lead of the Labour Party. It also highlights the potential impact on the Conservative Party's future leadership and the composition of parliament.
What the papers say
The New Statesman reports that an increasing number of Conservative MPs have announced they will not stand at the next general election, while BBC News confirms that Boris Johnson will stand again as an MP. Sky News provides a list of MPs standing down at the next election, and The Guardian and The Independent report on specific MPs, including Dehenna Davison and Chris Skidmore, who have announced they will not run again for Parliament.
How we got here
The deadline for Conservative MPs to confirm whether they will contest their seats at the next general election is 5 December. Labour's selection process for the next national poll is already underway, and some sitting MPs from both parties have already confirmed they do not intend to stand again.
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